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Dan Fairchild

Dan Fairchild manages supply chain and marketing for WestAir. A longtime gas industry veteran, Dan brings experience and know-how to every part of the WestAir supply chain.

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WestAir joins the IMAGE program

Posted on Jun 09, 2016

19th San Diego-area employer joins IMAGE program

News Release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

SAN DIEGO – One of the largest independent distributors of gases, gas equipment and welding supplies in the Southwest has become the newest employer to join U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) IMAGE program, a voluntary partnership that helps employers maintain a lawful workforce and reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents.  

WestAir Gases & Equipment, a family-owned business formerly known as San Diego Welders Supply, is the 19th San Diego-area employer to become an IMAGE member. Most of the company’s over 200 employees work at offices in Southern California, including the firm’s headquarters in San Diego. The company also has offices in Texas and Arizona.

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Cryo Shield Partners with WestAir

Posted on Mar 22, 2016

Cryotherapy is the exposure of freezing temperatures to increase cell growth and inflammation in a cryogenically controlled therapy. This type of therapy has been used as early as the seventeenth century and has made its therapeutic journey to the United States. Temperatures inside the chamber range from 110° Celsius to 130° Celsius below zero. Levels, time and temperatures are determined by the patient’s tolerance in order to further the cryotherapy, with a maximum time limit set at 3 minutes. The length of time exposed to the below zero temperatures enhances the patient’s quality of the session.

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WestAir Joins the Linde Network of Independent Distributors

Posted on Mar 10, 2016

Linde LLC has signed a contract with WestAir Gases & Equipment to supply the independent distributor with oxygen, nitrogen, argon, helium and carbon dioxide.

WestAir has been in operation since 1970, selling gases, equipment and gas delivery systems, to a broad range of customers in a variety of industries, including metal fabrication, food and beverage, shipbuilding, pharmaceutical, hospitals and laboratories. WestAir has grown to be one of the largest independent distributors on the west coast, operates 19 supply locations – 16 in California, two in Texas and one in Arizona.

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WestAir Among Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation For 2015

Posted on Dec 15, 2015

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole.  There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country. 

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WestAir Announces National City Plant Going Solar

Posted on Dec 11, 2014

WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. is proud to announce that their National City Plant is going solar powered.

WestAir believes in the power of solar energy and utilizing green resources to preserve energy. The addition demonstrates WestAir’s commitment to sustainability by installing the solar panels at this second plant. This advances the company’s global commitment to drive production through dramatically reducing the amount of power from the electricity grid, creating jobs and protecting the environment.

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WestAir Gas & Equipment Opens 2 New Locations

Posted on Oct 04, 2014

WestAir Gases & Equipment, Inc. has announced the opening of two new store locations: Saginaw, TX and Visalia, CA. WestAir is the largest independent distributor of gases and equipment in the southwest with locations in Arizona, California, and Texas.

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